This 2-day course focuses on providing a solid understanding of basic electricity concepts to prepare individuals for more advanced training. It takes a hands-on approach, with 75% of the course being interactive. Instead of relying on formulas and memorization, students engage in thought-provoking exercises to visually comprehend relationships in basic electricity and Ohm's Law. They construct simple circuits and perform experiments to observe the connections between voltage, current, and resistance in series and parallel circuits. After developing a strong foundation, students apply their knowledge to solve practical problems and are challenged to predict and analyze circuit outcomes.
This methodology has been successful for beginners as well as experienced technicians seeking to reinforce their understanding. The course benefits individuals with minimal training, helping them progress to advanced courses, and also benefits experienced electricians by solidifying concepts that may have become unclear over time.
The course objectives include understanding wiring diagrams and electrical schematics, grasping Ohm's Law, comprehending series and parallel circuits, using a digital multimeter effectively, interpreting electrical diagrams, gaining familiarity with electrical components, understanding basic electrical safety, and comprehending the operation of key electrical components like switches, indicators, solenoids, relays, motors, capacitors, inductors, and inductive loads.